SanChon Restaurant: A Fusion of Natural Fermentation Expertise and Young Chefs Ingenuity

Introducing Sanchon (산촌) – Where Tradition Meets Modernity

During my visit to South Korea, I was fortunate enough to experience a unique dining establishment known as “Sanchon” (산촌). Nestled in the tranquil area of Heongseong County in Gangwon Province, the restaurant offers a harmonious blend of traditional Korean fermented food and contemporary culinary artistry.


Empowered by Nature

At Sanchon, the meals are more than just a feast for your taste buds – they’re a testament to the beauty and productivity of the Korean countryside. Here, the farm-to-table concept is genuinely embraced, allowing you to enjoy the freshest produce harvested from the mountains and fields, or grown organically by the farmers themselves.

Sanchon food

A Celebration of Fermentation

The restaurant is run by a fermentation expert and a young, talented chef. Their combined expertise has yielded a unique dining concept that centers around fermented food. The idea was born out of the belief that fermented products should not be merely consumed as they are but harmonized with other ingredients to create a delectable and healthy dining experience.

Sanchon chef

Practical Information

  • Restaurant Name: Sanchon (산촌)
  • Address: 108 Eodapsan-ro, Gapcheon-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon Province (강원도 횡성군 갑천면 어답산로 108)
  • Opening Hours: Always open, reservation required depending on the menu
  • Closed: Every Monday (매주 월요일)
  • Telephone: 010-4630-0646, 033-345-0646

Sanchon location

Final Thoughts

At Sanchon, they believe in ‘Harmony of Tradition and Modernity, and the Continuation of Taste’ (전통과 현대의 조화 그리고 맛의 이음), and this concept clearly shines through every dish they serve. If you’re looking to experience an authentic taste of Korean countryside cuisine with a modern twist, Sanchon should be on your list of places to visit.

Sanchon interior